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n.1.(Zool.) A genus of small beetles of many species. They and their larvæ feed on aphids or plant lice, and hence are of great benefit to man. Also called ladybirds and ladybugs.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Alhewairini (2017) was the first to successfully use Huwa-San TR50 as an insecticide for controlling cotton aphids (Aphis gossypii Glover) without any significant effects on honeybees (Apis mellifera lamarckii) and seven-spot ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata).
Inhibition in cholinesterase activity was observed as 46.35%, 34.10% and 33.83 %( after 30, 60 and 90 seconds interval) after treatment with Bakayan root extract against Coccinella septumpunctata Lin [29].
If either Harmonia axyridis (multicolored Asian lady beetle) or Coccinella septempunctata (seven-spotted ladybird) are incorporated with the fruit into the processing stream, MPs contained in their haemolymph (the insect equivalent of blood) can produce greenness in the final wine, a fault known as ladybug taint.
Dentre os artropodes beneficos para o cultivo da nogueira-peca nos Estados Unidos (EUA), considerados inimigos naturais de especies-praga da cultura, Ree e Knutson (1997), destacam entre os predadores, as especies de joaninhas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): os adultos e larvas de Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville, 1842 e de Olla v-nigrum (Mulsant, 1866) que se alimentam de pulgoes; adultos e larvas de Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), que se alimentam, principalmente, de pulgoes, mas tambem de ovos de outros insetos e de pequenas lagartas; as especies Cycloneda munda (Say, 1835), Chilocorus stigma (Say, 1835), Coleomegilla maculata (DeGreer, 1775) e Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus, 1758, que se alimentam, principalmente, de pulgoes, exceto Chilocorus spp.
In the ladybug beetle Coccinella septempunctata, it has been shown that the spatulate tips of adhesive setae have a high concentration of the protein resilin, which may be important to resist abrasion, and for optimizing contact zone and stability (Peisker et al.
Three species reported from Michigan milkweed beetles, bumble bees, and lady beetles (2016) are: Chrysomelobia labidomerae on Labidomera clivicollis (Chrysomelidae), Locustacarus buchneri in trachea of Bombus spp.(Apidae) and Coccipolipus macfarlanei under elytra of Coccinella transversoguttata (Coccinellidae).
bassinna was found to be non-pathogenic to several natural enemies including Coccinella septempunctata L.
Biological control potential of Coccinella septumpunctata (Linnacus) (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) on major homopteran pests of rapeseed.
In un minuetto di macerie e di boutiques, si vide cortigiana tra quei morti: l'acqua scura della doccia, l'anello naufragato nel bicchiere, l'angelus interrotto, le primavere della terra sembravano braccate, le poche primavere dove entro segretamente, con le supreme intensita dell'orante che ormai puo solo udire, unghia sotto cui si scatena tutto il sangue, cipria e cenere, coccinella di due strade (2008: 229).
Toxicity of some commonly used insecticides against Coccinella undecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).